A call on a Friday evening. My handsome boss, Julian Marcus, wants me in the office.
Something like this has never happened before. I should see it for what it is.
Mr. Marcus wants to seduce me. Me. Alyssa. A twenty-one-year-old woman who has never been touched before.
But he doesn't know that. Nor do I know how to handle a standoffish man like him - in the office, or in the bedroom.
Alyssa was supposed to be a nameless girl in a city full of nobodies.
But I’m the boss. What I want, I get. And if I want her to be my girlfriend, the sweet, untouched woman I mold into my perfect lover?
I get that.
If I order her to give me every part of her, she will. I dare her to disobey.
I don’t think she will.
She’s taking back what was stolen from her. He’s the bonus.
One bad decision destroys not only Sarah Clayborn’s life, but nearly costs her a lucrative job as the chief executive assistant to the city’s most powerful player. She’s lost her unborn child, her twin brother’s admiration, and any shred of decency her British-born mother instilled in her.
To cope with the trauma, Sarah creates a persona – Angel. She’s the one who goes out on weekends and gets into trouble. She’s the one who seduces half the world’s rabble-rousers.
She’s the one who meets Lucas Blackbourne.
Sarah’s encounter with Lucas was supposed to be a one-time affair. A tenuous balm on her frigid heart that refuses to heal. But when she returns to work Monday morning and discovers that Lucas is helping her boss for the foreseeable future?
Two halves start to become whole again. And it’s not pretty.
What does Sarah want? Choice. A future. A sense of belonging in a world often too cruel to bear.
To be empowered.
But she can’t reclaim her life on her own.
But she can't get distracted by Vincent's powerful façade. Not until she discovers what dark and terrible secret he's hiding as well.
BETROTHED is a trilogy of standalone stories that explore the world of arranged marriages and how they affect every couple differently.
On a beautiful day in the French countryside, Austrian heiress Valeska Reiter marries a man she has only seen a handful of times over the past two years. The wedding day is only the beginning.
Andre Dubois comes from a line of French nobility so long that they somehow escaped the guillotine. His debonair mannerisms and handsome looks lead Valeska to say yes to a proposed match after only one meeting in Monaco.
It seems like a fairy tale ending after a wedding night that leaves Valeska panting and awaiting a lifetime of more. But a decade and two children later, Valeska can’t help but wonder… what are the limits of an arranged marriage when a woman’s dignity is on the line?
She loves him. She’s pretty sure he loves her. But ten years of a language barrier proves the end of Valeska’s sanity as she finally pushes Andre to say what’s really been on his mind for ten years – in a language his wife can understand!